<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:43:54 -0700 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:43:54 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stanford Research Shows Achievement Gap Begins Early]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:15:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000006551656_1200x675_229846595656.jpg
Could the achievement gap in school between minority kids and their white counterparts start as early as age one? Stanford University is doing cutting edge research in the heart of East San Jose - it...]]>
<![CDATA[Top Trending Buzzword: Emoji]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:46:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Emoji-Generic-SD-0417.jpg
Emoji. Futebol. Ghost Plane. We’re a quarter of the way into 2014 and those words – among various others – have been ranked the top trending buzzwords of the year, at least so far.

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<![CDATA[Journalist Says Google Glass Led to SF Assault]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/04-14-2014-Kyle-Russell.jpg
Google Glass appears to have inspired an attack in San Francisco. Kyle Russell, a Berkeley-based tech reporter for Business Insider, had his Google Glass ripped from his face and "smashed on the ground"...

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<![CDATA[Google Is Letting Anyone in the U.S. Buy Glass – Only for One Day]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:07:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/fb-04-14-2014-google-glass.jpg
Any adult in this country can become an Explorer by visiting the Google Glass site and buying Glass for $1,500 plus tax.

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<![CDATA[NASA Tests "Saucers" for Mars]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:48:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/rocket-sled-test-nasa-saucer.gif
The flying saucers of science fiction movies might be the shape of things to come for future Mars missions that are expected to involve larger payloads that today's landing vehicles are not equipped to

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<![CDATA[Must See: Giant Tetris Game Draws Crowd]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:28:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pa-tetris_1200x675_219161155683.jpg
Hundreds of Tetris fans got to play a super-sized version of the popular interlocking shapes game in Philadelphia on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA["Mind Power" Headset Co. Gets $1M]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:12:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/2539517.jpg
The company is developing a headset that can operate smartphones and tablets through "mind power."

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<![CDATA[Downtown Parking Mobile App in the Works?]]> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:49:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/470542793.jpg
Finding parking in downtown San Diego can be difficult, but what if there was an app for that?

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<![CDATA[Mozilla CEO Quits After Backlash]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:54:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/04-03-2014-Brendan-Eich.jpg
Mozilla's newly-appointed CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down following calls for him to resign over his support for California's anti-gay marriage bill Prop. 8. Eich's $1,000 donation to support Prop.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Law Enforcement Silent on Tracking Technology]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:49:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/03-31-2014-samsung-smartphone.jpg
NBC 7 obtained a 2009 federal grant application showing the City of San Diego was interested in purchasing cell phone tracking equipment.]]>
<![CDATA[The Best April Fools' Jokes From Across the Web]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:55:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chicken-april-fools86159934.jpg
Won't get fooled again? The Internet is full of so many April Fools' jokes today that it's hard to believe anyone with a smartphone will fall victim to a friend or family member's

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<![CDATA[Twitter Celebrates 8th Birthday With #FirstTweet]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:53:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/162211003.jpg
San Francisco-based Twitter is celebrating its 8th birthday with a #flashbackfriday trick that lets tweeps see their first post on the microblogging site. Twitter set up a website, First-Tweets.com, to...

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<![CDATA["Big Bang" Professor Speaks Out]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:56:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/03-20-2014-big-bang-prof.jpg
It’s been two weeks since Stanford physics professor Andrei Linde found out that his Big Bang theory was actually true, but he’s still reeling from the repercussions. Since the announcement was made...

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<![CDATA[Stevie Wonder Touts Technology for Impaired]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:05:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Stevie-Wonder-SD-0320.jpg
Music legend Stevie Wonder was in San Diego Thursday, not for a performance, but checking out new gadgets showcased at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

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<![CDATA[Richard Branson to Speak in San Diego]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:50:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Richard-Branson-477100379.jpg
Branson will speak about the importance of the biotech industry.

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<![CDATA[Mystery Tech Tenant]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:13:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/03-19-2014-sj-tech-office.jpg
Who’s the mystery tenant moving into San Jose's biggest-ever office park? That’s the million-dollar question everyone in Silicon Valley is scrambling to answer. Speculation started flying as soon as San...

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<![CDATA[Journalists React to News Helicopter Crash on Social Media]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:49:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/chopper-crash-1.jpg
Journalists immediately jumped to social media to not only report the tragedy but to send their thoughts to the colleagues of those involved.

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<![CDATA[Google Hangouts, Chats Restored For Some Users]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:44:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
Google restored service for some users after its chat services, which include Google Talk and Hangouts on Google+, went down on Monday. The spreadsheet program Google Sheets was fully restored after it...

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<![CDATA[Navy Promotes Responsible Drinking With New App]]> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:35:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Navy-Pier-Pressure-App.jpg
U.S. Navy officials have found a modern way to promote responsible drinking among sailors. It’s simple: there’s an app for that. As part of the Navy’s “Keep What You’ve Earned” campaign, which seeks to encourage...

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<![CDATA[San Diego Tops Forbes' Startup List ]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:18:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/186958891.jpg
If you have ever been interested in starting up a small business, it looks like San Diego is the place to do it.

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<![CDATA[Apps, Gadgets Aim for Spring Break Safety]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:34:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/169937693.jpg
It might be easy to forget about staying safe between all the drugs and the drinks this spring break, but your health and safety should always be a top priority. Here's a list of awesome, easy-to-use gadgets and...

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<![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:52:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[UCSD Study Shows Facebook Feelings Are Contagious]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:41:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
New research from the University of California, San Diego, has found that feelings shared on Facebook – via negative or positive posts or status updates – are contagious among online friends.]]>
<![CDATA[Developing Chip to Shield Water Supply]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:54:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/l_faucet1200.jpg
The ideal result would be an inexpensive chip available to anyone from the Pentagon to everyday homeowners.

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<![CDATA[Why the LIVR App Is Too Good To Be True ]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:09:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/gizmodolivr.jpg
LIVR, the hottest app set to launch at SXSW turned out to be a hoax intended to fool the media, Gizmodo reported. The parody app, named after the organ it will destroy while you use it, was meant to be a social...]]>
<![CDATA[Teens Abuse Yik Yak to Make Threats]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:49:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/yik+yak.jpg
Concerns over abuse of the new Yik Yak app ranging from fake bomb threats to bullying hit Southern California this week as a prank threat posted on the app left thousands of students on lockdown while a...]]>
<![CDATA[Federal Court: Commercial Drones OK]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:27:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP235853405875.jpg
Commercial drones are evidently allowed in America after a judge ruled in favor of a drone pilot fined by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to PandoDaily. If the ruling stands, it would...

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<![CDATA[Netflix Customers Targeted in "New" Scam]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:24:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/blackberry-playbook-no-netflix-support-thumb-550xauto-84596.jpg
A recent phishing scam targeting Netflix customers was so bold it even took a security expert by surprise.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Barge Sets Sail in Calif.]]> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:36:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/216*120/googlebarge.jpg
The mysterious Google barge seen floating in the San Francisco Bay has docked in a city sometimes hailed as the "asparagus capital of the world," making its new home in Stockton,

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<![CDATA[New Computer Technology for Cars]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:15:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Tech-Car-0305.jpg
NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a look at the car of the future, a vehicle that boasts "CarPlay," the latest Apple technology designed to turn your car into a rolling computer.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Ways RadioShack Could Reinvent Itself]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:12:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/radioshack2.jpg
RadioShack reminded us all why we love it last month with its '80s-themed Super Bowl commercial — but it wasn't enough to reverse the tide of poor sales. The retro retailer plans to close 1,100 of its

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<![CDATA[Asteroid Will Be Closer Than Moon During Fly-By]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:17:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/moon.jpg
DX110 will be close, relative to other asteroids, but still 217,000 miles away and no threat to Earth.

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<![CDATA[Popular San Francisco Bar Bans Google Glass]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:55:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/205*120/030414-bar-sign-google-glass-thumb.jpg
The Willows in South of Market has instituted a "No Google Glass" policy following last week's much-publicized incident over use of the computer glasses.

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<![CDATA[FB Offers Menlo Park $200,000 for Cop]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:27:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/facebook-menlo-park-substation.jpg
Facebook said it is willing to pick up the tab for security near its Menlo Park headquarters.]]>
<![CDATA["Minecraft" Film in Development]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:06:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_minecraft0725_test_mezzn.jpg
After the uber success of "The Lego Movie," another popular video game that allows you to utilize your imagination, "Minecraft," is also headed to a theater near you.]]>